• Spending Report: 10/26-30

    Happy Halloween! Isn’t this picture above adorable?? I love cute little kids in costumes. One day I hope to have a front porch where I can sit with friends and hand candy out to the trick or treaters all evening. :) Here’s my spending report for the week. It looks pretty good for the last

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  • Getting Intense: $700 to debt?

    There are so many inspiring bloggers that have done some incredible things to get out of debt. Carrie recently talked about her experience living the bare minimum to pay her’s off. FB at Fabulously Broke worked her way out of $60,000 debt on a $65,000 salary. SS4BC each month pays 38% of her paycheck. Krystal

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  • No more shopping or eating out in 2009!

    In order to meet my holiday goals, I plan to cut out two things for the rest of this year: 1. No more clothes shopping! It’s no secret that autumn makes me lust something crazy for new clothes. Everywhere I go I see things I want: shirts, dresses, jackets, scarves, accessories, boots! I tried to

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  • It was an autumny weekend.

    Beginning Balance: $160.04 Friday: -$27.07 gas -$7.31 lunch @ Panera +$40 babysitting Friday at my office has become the notorious going-out-to-lunch-with-coworkers day. I do fine the entire week saying, “No thanks! I brought my lunch.” But there’s something about Friday that makes that excuse go out the window. I babysat a new family on Friday

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  • Have an autumny weekend!

    The third weekend of October has always been my very favorite. It is peak weekend: the colors on the leaves are the most vibrant and the air feels 100% fall. I love it. Perhaps the weather won’t be this fabulous all weekend, or maybe it doesn’t feel that way where you live, but I think

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  • Spending Report: Oct. 19-22

    Thanks for the encouraging words on my last post. It was just one of those days! It’s great to know that I am not the only one who feels that way once in a while. The car repairs ended up being $383. It’s less than $400 so I am happy. My sister needed to raise

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  • Car Headaches & Rambles

    In September I got four new tires and was informed that I needed a lot more work on my dear old Honda. I finally took it in today. The guy said the only thing that needs attention are my front drive axles. It will cost me about $400 to get two replaced plus an oil

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  • This year I'm leaving the holidays in 2009!

    I play the same game every few weeks. I look at my calendar and say to myself, What?! How is it already October TWENTIETH? Where is this month going? What happened to this year?! I need to stop being surprised and embrace that life is moving fast these days. As November is fast approaching, I

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